Author Profile

Tom Scholtz

Tom Scholtz

Distinguished VP Analyst

27 years at Gartner,  41 years' experience

Location:  United Kingdom  |  Language(s):  Afrikaans, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Tom Scholtz is a Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus. Mr. Scholtz also completed a term as the Chief of Research for Security and Risk Management. He advises clients on security management strategies and trends, and is an acknowledged authority on information security governance, security strategy, security organizational dynamics, and security management processes. Based in the U.K., he is a regular presenter at European industry events.


Previous Experience

Mr. Scholtz has more than 30 years of experience in information security and system management. His background includes extensive technology experience in the utility and banking industries. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he was an analyst for eight years. Before Meta Group, he served in various IT architecture and operations roles for a number of South African companies.

Professional Background

  • Eskom, IT Advisor, 13 years
  • Meta Group, Vice President, 8 years
  • Nedcor Bank, Operations Manager, 1 year


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, University of South Africa
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)